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Visualization: Process and interaction

By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022 |

Every SHOT and SEQUENCE in every film demonstrates either PROCESS or INTERACTION, or both at the same time. Definitions: Process: a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. For example, a person walking from point A to point B and eventually to point Z is a process. A series of shots…

VIsual rhetoric

By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022 |

The simplest definition for visual rhetoric is the use of visual images to communicate meaning. … In other words, visual literacy is the ability to “read” and “write” images and the meanings those images communicate. DOCUMENTARY VO “What is writing?”

Expressivity questions-prompts

By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022 |

Students are asked by the instructor to respond in writing to the questions and statements below. The only instruction given is to not write in complete sentences, but to respond in three-, four-, or five-word phrases. If a particular question does not interest you, or if nothing occurs to you, then write something else. The…

Bloom’s taxonomy

By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022 |

Bloom’s taxonomy is a set of three hierarchical models used to classify educational learning objectives into levels of complexity and specificity. The three lists cover the learning objectives in cognitive, affective and sensory domains. The cognitive domain list has been the primary focus of most traditional education and is frequently used to structure curriculum learning objectives,…


By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022 |

Readings in mindful filmmaking The eight-fold path Bloom’s taxonomy of learning Vocabulary of filmmaking terms Four Domains Summary of Syd Field Screenplay Syd Field Three Act Structure Dramatica Comparison of 7 Paradigms 10 Tips for Beginning Filmmakers What is a pitch deck ? Generating ideas, creativity, and qualitative research methods Proprioceptive Writing Expressivity questions-prompts Creativity…

Finding page one

By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022 |

Finding page one “A bad poet is a born survivor” Salman Rushdie What kind of screenplay do I want to write? From before the moment you find the beginning of your story there is a necessary exploration of thought and new work. Here is a discussion about the ways words are used in film storytelling.…

The repression of dissent: The Occupy movement was (temporarily?) quashed by a coordinated BLOB of Police, FBI, and BANKS

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

Thanks to my friend, Myles Cummings, now in the UK, who steered me to an interesting article with very ominous overtones about the FBI coordination with banks for the crackdown upon the Occupy Movement activities. SEE: I have written in earlier blog entries on this site about my philosophical support for the Occupy movement and…

Wat Mathathat and other Buddhist Temples in Bangkok with Classes in Vipassanna Meditation

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

I’m trying to find beginning meditation classes in English Buddhist Temples in Bangkok

How to be a Sadhu

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021 |

“Whenever you think of anything or anyone as your own, you are actually letting yourself be trapped in this web of ego.” I have had a lifelong interest in becoming a Sadhu as a way to experience my own life. I want to learn and experience how to live a Sadhu life. I am working…

A documentary film about Jack London, author and photographer

By pwsbuilder | December 29, 2021 |

These days I am writing and researching about Jack London (1876-1916) as I develop a grant proposal in the search for funds.  He is a highly-esteemed American author of fiction, nonfiction–and a photographer too.   He had a spectacular yet brief life and I want to produce a documentary film for PBS about him.  I…

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